Adidas X Carbon Prototype Boots Revealed

It would be insane if Adidas would ever release such a boot. Boot collector Niclas Lien, who works for Unisport, has shared a picture of a never-released Adidas X 2015 Carbon Prototype Football Boot on his Instagram page. And even though Adidas already showed off the same boots ahead of the 2015 UEFA Champions League final, it's now finally confirmed that the cleats really feature a carbon fibre upper.

In May 2015, Adidas showcased four unique Adidas X Prototype Boots at a special event ahead of the 2015 Champions League final. And while the German brand did say nothing about the tech details of the Adidas X Prototype Cleats seven months ago, we now finally know more about one of the prototypes.

Adidas X 2015 Carbon Prototype Boots

This is the Adidas X Carbon-Fibre Prototype Soccer Boot.

The Adidas X 15.1 Carbon Prototype Boot features an upper entirely made from carbon-fibre. Apart from that, the Adidas X 2015-2016 Carbon-Fibre Prototype Boots seem to be identical to the standard edition of the synthetic Adidas X 15.1 Boots that was released just in time for this year's Champions League Final. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of having an upper entirely made of carbon-fibre?

Carbon fibre comes with an extremely low weight while offering extreme durability. However, in terms of football boots, the huge advantages of Carbon Fibre are quite worthless. But why? The material is - unfortunately in terms of soccer boots - also famous for its high stiffness. Therefore, a boot with a carbon-fibre upper can never offer such a soft touch as a boot made from a smoother synthetic or leather. And let's not even compare the softness of carbon fibre with the one of Kangaroo leather used for boots such as the Nike Tiempo.

So all the big advantages of carbon-fibre are offset by one characteristic of the cutting-edge material. Would you nevertheless get your hands on a carbon-fibre boot if Adidas would ever release one? Let us know in the comments below.